MICROCOSM photographed by Piet Niemann, Architectural Photographer based in Hamburg (GER) and Nijmegen (NL)
MIKROKOSMOS fotografiert von Piet Niemann, Architekturfotograf mit Sitz in Hamburg (GER) und Nimwegen (NL)
This social documentary work showcases the luxury of Western society with its large amount of leisure time as well as the excessive lifestyle that comes with it. Individuals can fulfil their desires and spend a vast amount of their lifetime focusing on a very specific topic. In society’s overall view, individuals put themselves in a bubble, while the 'outside world' is left unattended. Self-fulfilment becomes a main priority, isolation and a lack of concern becomes the alleged protection against societal and politically-relevant matters. Political disenchantment and ignorance are the resulting issues we face, which – as we are witnessing currently – exacerbates the issues we face as a society.